Don't Hate the Player

Don't Hate the Player by Alexis Nedd
Alexis Nedd
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
May 1, 2023

Emilia is one of the most popular girls in the school and has a seemingly perfect life but what the others don’t know is that she is a member of one of the best eSports teams.

She wants to participate in the eSports competition that comes to her city with her team without anyone knowing. But, a member of another team and her childhood friend, Jake, recognizes her. They reconnect and get to know each other after a few hiccups. And then, they realize that they both like each other.

            This book was refreshing due to its topic about female gamers as it is not as popular of a topic. Emilia’s struggle between her two worlds was interesting and showcased some character growth. I felt that Jake’s point of view could have been portrayed a bit better because it seemed like his thoughts were mostly about Emilia. I think this is a nice and cute YA romance for those who want something a little bit different than the stereotypes.

            Overall, I give this a 4 out of 5 due to its interesting and different topic.

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